On the occasion of the 145th birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a seaplane service from the Statue of Unity in Kevadia of Gujarat’s Narmada district to Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad.
The seaplane is a Twin Otter 300 registered in the name M/s Spicejet Technic and be operated by SpiceJet.
The 19-seater seaplane will be used for flights between the Sabarmati riverfront and the Statue of Unity as a part of regional connectivity scheme.
The seaplane will be able to accommodate 12 passengers and tickets will cost Rs 4,800 per person.
It may be mentioned here that the aerial distance between Ahmedabad and Kevadia is around 200 kilometres.
The seaplane will take about 45 minutes to cover the distance.